Loftness Specialized Equipment has launched its FertiLogix line of products, including two new 8-ton fertilizer spreaders. The FS800 standard spreader and RC800 high-clearance row crop spreader combine durability, superior spread pattern and variable rate capabilities.
The FS800 spreader features a double-axle design with an integral adjustable-height hitch and 2.5-inch-wide leaf springs, resulting in level operation and improved ride quality on uneven terrain. The RC800 is a single-axle spreader with a 44-inch frame clearance for in-season applications, allowing operators to spoon-feed nutrients as the crop needs them. The RC800 includes an infinitely variable tread width from 80 to 120 inches to accommodate virtually any row spacing.
Both models are equipped with dual stainless-steel spinners, which deliver a consistent, 40- to 60-foot-wide spread pattern using a 100-percent overlapping triangular pattern. The spreaders come standard with a positive mechanical conveyor drive, which eliminates the slippage problems of competitive friction wheel drives. They can also be equipped with an optional hydraulic conveyor drive for variable rate applications.
To help prevent fertilizer buildup and corrosion, flat surfaces are minimized throughout the spreader designs. Also, the clean hopper interiors contain no gussets, plates or other obstructions for fertilizer to catch. An optional roll tarp can be installed to protect materials within the hopper from weather elements.
Other standard features on the FS800 and RC800 include a single bearing design, in which only one part number is used for all driveline bearings. A split sprocket configuration allows easy in-field replacement of worn sprockets without having to remove the wheel. Additionally, the integral lighting, which is cleanly mounted within the frame, is ASABE compliant and uses common 4-inch lamps.